2017 Rosé

San Luis Obispo County

Rhapsodic Inflorescence

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Winegrowing Approach

The influence of the Pacific Ocean on the western reaches of San Luis Obispo County lend well to the crisp natural acidity we desire in our rosé. Working with our farmers we strive to achieve as much hang time as possible without getting the potential alcohol too high. Linked with a cool September we were able to wait until almost October before picking our blocks. Hand harvested before daylight, the fruit arrives at the winery in pristine condition and very cold. A slow fermentation follows and the wine is aged for about eights months in both tank and neutral oak. 

Winemaker’s Notes

Rhapsodic Inflorescence captures springtime with it floral accents, refreshing coolness and sensually crisp acidity. Representing the first release from last year's harvest, this rose may inspire you to embrace the beauty of renewed life that comes with the new year. 

Rhapsodic: feeling great rapture or delight.

Inflorescence: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.

 

Technical Information

Harvest: Picked separately at 20 Brix and immediately pressed  

34% Syrah from Arroyo Grande Valley
33% Grenache from Adelaida District in West Paso Robles
33% Mourvèdre from Adelaida District in West Paso Robles

Fermentation: cold 20-day fermentation

Aging: eight months in a mix of tank and neutral french oak

Production: 48 cases bottled May 9, 2018

Alcohol: 12.2%